Friday, March 2, 2012

Arts Council Awards Regional Art Grants

The Arts Council of the Blue Ridge has awarded five $1,000 grants to regional artists for their professional development during the second round of funding of the Grants for Artists Program (GAP).

This year the guidelines were adapted to allow collaborative projects along with individual proposals which were awarded in two funding cycles. The first round of grants funded 14 artists in individual and collaborative projects with $5,500 bringing the total amount of awards this year to $10,500.

This cycle’s Grants for Artists Program recipients are :
  • Jennifer Anderson working in printmaking and paper cutting;
  • Alison Hall and Clover Archer Lyle in a collaborative project to “engage with viewers, demonstrate the extent to which the arts contribute to the vitality of the community and strengthen educational relationships;”
  • Robert Sulkin, a photographer working with ”the constructed image”;
  • Annie Waldrop’s project, Sowing Seeds, which will coincide with the Taubman’s Sidewalk Art Show and engage viewers with art that uses technology and choreography to stimulate an ever-evolving creative narrative;
  • Bill White developing a new body of work in painting based on the urban landscape from varied perspectives.
All 2011-2012 Grants for Artists Recipients will be recognized at this year’s Perry F. Kendig Awards on Tuesday, May 1, held at the Taubman Museum of Art.

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